Should I use the DUE DATE field?

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TL;DR: No, create your own date fields.

Background: Early on in Tana's history the team wanted a way to find overdue tasks but there was no current way of searching for nodes with dates relative to a certain date. So, the system field "Due Date" along with the search operator OVERDUE was created specifically this reason.

But since the introduction of LT / GT (less than/greater than) operators, there is no reason to use the system Due Date field, along with the OVERDUE search operator.

A user defined field for Date or Due Date offers more flexibility:

  • You can use initialize feature if desired
  • Consistent color with other fields
  • You can hide the field

Example of a query to find nodes with a date that is past a certain time:

Source of FAQ: Tana Community Resource Hub

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